ReUse Center Expands In More Ways Than One

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ReUse Center Expands In More Ways Than One

 

ReUse CenterSaving the planet can be daunting.  Getting others to help is even harder.  The trick is to make it easy.  Easy to get rid of things you no longer want, easy to get things you are looking for.  That sounds simple, but when you are turning over entire houses as well as furniture, household goods and computers, there is a level of complexity that requires a plethora of different skills.  For the past eight years the Ithaca ReUse Center has made all that look easy.

"We want it to be easy for people," says Executive Director Diane Cohen.  "It has not been easy for us.  But if we can make it appear easy to the public, that's what we want.  Drive up, drop it off, here's your receipt, thank you very much.  Hopefully people will look to our stores first when they're shopping for furniture or building materials to see if they can not only do the right thing, but save some money while they're doing it."

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Savino Receives INHS Community Leadership Award

Apr292016

Savino Receives INHS Community Leadership Award

 

tc EileenEileen Savino, Outreach Worker at the Office for the Aging, has been honored by Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services/Better Housing for Tompkins County as this year's recipient of the Lucy Brown Award for Leadership in the Community.

Savino was honored at an INHS/Better Housing awards event April 25th.

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Wells Names 2016 Commencement Speakers

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Wells Names 2016 Commencement Speakers

 

wellsAurora, New York— President Jonathan Gibralter will give the Commencement address and Michelle Lee '16 will be the student speaker for Wells College's 2016 Commencement ceremonies. The ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, on the front steps and lawn of Macmillan Hall on the College's campus in Aurora, N.Y.

Michelle Lee is well-known on campus for her dedicated involvement—she is the chair of the Women's Resource Center and chief copy editor for the student-run magazine The Sycamore—and for her outspoken role as a student activist and voice for social justice.

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Today's Green Minute

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Today's Green Minute

 

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Jim Parks is most widely known as the veteran host of HGTV's remodeling show, "New Spaces," which has been enjoyed by television audiences for over nine years.  Today's Green Minute was born as Jim was doing research for a magazine series. He discovered the wealth of innovation being generated in the green world and set out to write a weekly newspaper column. An audio podcast version soon followed, and now video.  One of the things The Lansing Star is proud of is that we are a green, electronic newspaper.  You don't even have to recycle the Star.  This feature offers more on how to make your world greener.  Every few weeks a new episode will be added so check back often.

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Peanut Hi, I'm Peanut - one handsome guy! I arrived all the way from Alabama with hopes of finding my perfect Ithaca adventure buddy. At only three years old, I have a great demeanor and EVERYONE falls in love with me! I love laps, cuddles, playing outside, and learning new tricks. I'm quite calm and would be fine with school-aged children. An obedience class would be so much fun, and I’m sure we could be the stars together! I would be happiest as the only dog in your home, but thankfully I have so much personality you won’t need anyone else. I'm neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and can't wait to find my forever person. Will it be you?


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